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November 16, 2017

Tax Bills' Potential Impact on Federal Education Funding: Big Cuts, or Meh?

Tax cuts proposed by both the House and Senate would be financed by deficit spending that some advocates say could lead to pressure to cut K-12 funding. But not everyone agrees.

November 15, 2017

New Senate Tax Plan Doubles Teachers' Deduction for Buying Classroom Supplies

The changes would allow teachers to deduct $500 from their taxable income for purchases they make out of pocket for their classrooms, from pencils to software

November 13, 2017

Roy Moore on Fair School Funding, Doug Jones on DeVos in the Ala. Senate Race

Republican Roy Moore has previously weighed in on a controversy involving segregationist language in the Alabama Constitution, while his Democratic opponent Doug Jones says education is the key for 21st century success.

November 13, 2017

School Choice Would Get Boost From Proposed Amendments to Senate Tax Bill

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the amendments to the Senate tax bill that could create federal incentives for increasing private school choice.

November 07, 2017

Raging Tax Debate Sucks In Teachers' Deductions, School Choice

Congressional debate over the Republican-backed proposal to change the tax code is under way in Congress, and education issues are getting a share of the spotlight.

November 06, 2017

Want to Protect Money for Teachers in Trump's Washington? Good Luck.

Nearly 10 months into a Trump administration and a Republican-dominated Congress, the potential changes to policies impacting teachers are starting to become clear and more numerous.

November 06, 2017

The GOP Has a New Vehicle for School Choice, But Are the Wealthy at the Wheel?

Recent data shows that most Americans are not aware of the savings plans that could be used to expand private school choice in the proposed Republican rewrite of the tax code.

October 20, 2017

Stage Now Set for GOP Tax Cuts That Could Alter Education Funding

The resolutions themselves, passed on Oct. 5 in the House and on Thursday in the Senate, don't enact tax cuts by themselves. But they set the stage for potential major tax cuts in Congress.

October 12, 2017

Democrats Decry Betsy DeVos' Move to Prioritize 'Privatization'

The leading Democrats on K-12 issues in Congress are not happy that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to make school choice a top priority when it comes to doling out federal grant money on a competitive basis.

October 11, 2017

Betsy DeVos Heads Northwest, Faces Chilly Reception

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is headed to Oregon and Washington state this week, but it looks like she won't get a universally warm welcome.

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